23 – Abu Barqa Dam Lookout

The Abu Barqa Dam, nestled in the expansive Wadi Araba close to the Dead Sea, serves as a reservoir that was designed to harness approximately 500,000 cubic meters of floodwater from the adjacent wadi.

This dam is the starting point of a scenic trail that meanders through the wadi, leading adventurers to the summit of a vast sand dune. From this vantage point, hikers are rewarded with sweeping views of Wadi Araba's dramatic landscape, stretching into the distance and across the border into Israel. 

Beyond its appeal to trekkers and outdoor enthusiasts, the area surrounding the Abu Barqa Dam is a haven for birdwatchers. The reservoir and its environs attract a diverse array of bird species, making it a prime spot for observing wildlife in its natural habitat. 

The Abu Barqa Lookout Trail, nestled in the expansive Wadi Araba, is a scenic trail that meanders through the wadi, leading adventurers to the summit of a vast sand dune. 

Hikers are rewarded with sweeping views of Wadi Araba's dramatic landscape, stretching into the distance and across the border into Israel.

Among the feathered visitors, one might spot the Water Pipits and Green Sandpipers, with their distinctive markings and behaviors, or the melodious Blackstarts and Whitespectacled Bulbuls. The presence of Rock Martins swooping through the air adds another layer to the rich biodiversity of this region.

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